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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Quick Easy meals for back to school...

With back to school plans coming in the next few weeks, I'm trying to figure out how to balance things already around the house. Things are sure going to change around here and figuring out what to make for dinner is just going to add to the day to day stress ahead.
Quaker Maids has some great quick and easy recipes to help parents this school year, they both sound really good and with a few adjustments for my own families diets, I might just try these out.

Easy Summer Meatball Dinner
• 1 15 oz. can whole potatoes, drained, rinsed, cut into chunks
• 1 cup chopped onions
• 14.5 oz. beef broth
• 32 oz. tomato sauce
• 1 cup water
• 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
• 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
• 12 oz. frozen mixed vegetables
• Approx. 15 oz. meatballs.

In a large saucepan, combine potatoes, onions, beef broth, tomato sauce, water, Italian seasoning, pepper and vegetables. Bring to a boil on stove top. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes. Add meatballs, cover and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.

Meatball Pitas
1 package of Mama Lucia Italian Style Meatballs
8 small pita breads
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup cubed feta cheese
1⁄2 cup chopped black olives
1⁄2 cup chopped shredded lettuce
1⁄2 cup chopped onion
1⁄4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon of oregano

Heat the meatballs on the stove top with red pepper flakes and oregano. Heat the pita breads in the oven on low heat until warm. Once heated, place 2-3 meatballs in each pita bread. Top with feta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. As cheese begin to melt, top off with lettuce, onion and black olives. Serve “taco style” for a snack or main meal.

1 comment:

Luigi from Online Poster Printing said...

This post is such a big help. It's a relief that there are quick recipes. Making a real food in such a short period of time is indeed wonderful. Thank you for sharing this.I'm hungry right now. Hehe.